Avatar: The Last Airbender: Live-Action Series Has Cast Four Leads

‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Netflix Live-Action Series Sets Cast

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Avatar: The Last Airbender, the live-action series at Netflix, has cast its four leads.

Gordon Cormier, Kiawentiio, Ian Ousley, and Dallas Liu have joined the series. Cormier will star as Aang, with Kiawentiio set to play Katara. Ousley will play Sokka and Liu will play Zuko.

Albert Kim has boarded the show to serve as writer, executive producer and showrunner.

Kim previously worked on shows like Sleepy Hollow, Deadly Class, and Nikita.

“Flash forward 15 years. Netflix offers me the opportunity to develop a live-action remake of ‘Avatar,’” Kim wrote.  “My first thought was, ‘Why? What is there I could do or say with the story that wasn’t done or said in the original?’ ‘A:TLA’
had only grown in popularity and acclaim over the last decade and a half, which is a testament to how complete and resonant a narrative experience it had been. So if it ain’t broke, why fix it? But the more I thought about it, the more intrigued I became. VFX technology has advanced to the point where a live-action version can not only faithfully translate what had been done in animation — it can bring a rich new visual dimension to a fantastic world. We’ll be able to see bending in a real and visceral way we’ve never seen before.”

Cormier is known for roles in shows like “Lost in Space” and “The Stand.” He is repped by Premiere Talent Management and Innovative Artists. Kiawentiio most recently appeared in the CBC/Netflix series “Anne With an E” and the Peacock series “Rutherford Falls.”

Ousley has starred in shows like “Physical” at Apple, “13 Reasons Why” at Netflix, and “Young Sheldon” at CBS.

Liu will next be seen in the Marvel film “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.” His TV credits include “PEN15” at Hulu and “No Good Nick” at Netflx.

The live-action version of Last Airbender was first ordered at Netflix in September 2018. The animated version aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon from February 2005 to July 2008.

The series received acclaim during its run, picking up multiple Annie Awards, Genesis Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, and a Peabody Award.

The sequel series, Legend of Korra, aired for four seasons from 2012-2014.

Along with Kim, Dan Lin and Lindsey Liberatore executive produce for Rideback, with Michael Goi also executive producing. Roseanne Liang is co-executive producer. Goi and Liang are also directors on the show, as is Jabbar Raisani.

Series creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko were originally attached to create the series for Netflix, but they are no longer involved. They plan to create new animated series and films set within the Avatar universe.